Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ember's Cauldron: Fairytales Can Come True


The fantasy artists and designers who will be bringing you Fantasy Faire at the end of April are working together to support one of their own. Elicio Ember of Cerridwen's Cauldron is struggling because of his father's illness and the Fantasy Faire family has pulled together to raise money to help them.
Look for Ember's Cauldrons in your favorite fantasy shops. Donations can be made directly to the cauldron or by purchasing the special items associated with them like the ones in these pictures.

Looking like it stepped from the pages of a storybook, the Almathea Dress by Ladies' Pleasure is available in 8 rich jewel tones, each with heavy gold embroidery on the skirt and sleeves and a jewel trimmed neckline.
Shown in Emerald and Ruby. The gowns are available in special donation kiosks at the store.

I'm wearing the Kodiak Kenai skin in Tone 1 just as it came from the box and completed the look with the Vaeri Headchain in gold from Lumae.


Hair ~ Truth Hair Zoya VIP group gift
Head ~ Catwa Bento Catya v2.10
Skin ~ Kodiak Kenai Tone 1 [Available in 4 skintones each with 4 brow colors, with head appliers for Catwa and Lelutka, body appliers for Maitreya and Slink] *
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Outfit ~ Ladies' Pleasure Almathea Dress [8 colors available separately / Belleza, EBody, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic] *
Jewelry ~ Lumae Vaeri Headchain gold *




LINKS / FEEDS
Flickr ~ https://www.flickr.com/gp/130514533@N04/1ZZu60
Designer Showcase ~ https://designershowcase.wordpress.com/
Grid Syndicate ~ http://www.gridsyndicate.com
SL Bloggers ~ http://slbloggers.pl
SL Feed Plushttp://slfeedplus.blogspot.com

Photos ~ The Storybook Castle

Monday, March 20, 2017

Fusion 101 March 10 ~ April 6

Combine a fun laced romper from Le Fashion Whore with some poofy nails from DaneMarkZ and gacha boots from Blueberry and what do you have? A fun casual set. If you need something a little dressier, add that cute skirt that's been languishing in your inventory and your look can transition into a club outfit.

The rompers come in 12 colors with a smooth and a denim version of each color. You get both versions of each color or you can buy a fat pack with all of them. The colors are bright as Easter eggs and the romper fits and moves well. For L$101 each, you really can't go wrong.

The DanemarkZ nails have subtle dandelion fluff on pastel backgrounds. They come with the usual 10 colors of nail awesomeness for Maitreya or Omega.

Hair ~ Wasabi Pills Skyler
Head ~ Catwa Bento Lona v2.12
Skin ~ Belleza Callie
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Outfit ~ Le Fashion Whore Kate Laced Romper [12 colors, 2 finishes / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Boots ~ Blueberry Mykonos RARE
Jewelry ~ Night Owl Designs Bangles!
Nails ~ DanemarkZ Poof  *

* Available @ Fusion 101




LINKS / FEEDS
Flickr ~ https://www.flickr.com/gp/130514533@N04/1ZZu60
Grid Syndicate ~ http://www.gridsyndicate.com
SL Bloggers ~ http://slbloggers.pl
SL Feed Plushttp://slfeedplus.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Ember's Cauldron: Tir Na Nog and Touryuumon

Another wonderful offering from the Ember's Cauldron group. The artists associated with Ember's Cauldron have banded together to raise funds for Elicio Ember, of Cerridwen's Cauldron, whose father is ill and who needs all the support we can give them.
Look for donation cauldrons and special items to purchase in your favorite fantasy shops and pick up a free Ember's Cauldron hud which will quickly teleport you to all the participating shops.

The Glowing Life mer set from Tir Na Nog comes with everything shown here except for the hair and necklace. The fins sweep gracefully and look like flowing rainbows as they move. It comes in a male edition as well, for all those mermen out there.

The necklace comes from Touryuumon. It has a built in glow and the dragon seems to undulate.

Hair ~ Tableau vivant Hairplay Front Blow Funky
Head ~ Catwa Bento Catya
Skin ~ Plastik Glower
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Outfit ~ Tir Na Nog Mermaid costume Flowering ~ Glowing Life ~ [Maitreya and Omega appliers / jeweled belt and bracelets]
Necklace ~ Touryuumon Rainbow Locket



LINKS / FEEDS
Flickr ~ https://www.flickr.com/gp/130514533@N04/1ZZu60
Designer Showcase ~ https://designershowcase.wordpress.com/
Ember's Cauldron ~ https://soulsl.com/embers-cauldron/
Grid Syndicate ~ http://www.gridsyndicate.com
SL Bloggers ~ http://slbloggers.pl
SL Feed Plushttp://slfeedplus.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ember's Cauldron: ND/MD Cutie & Simply Shelby



I have blogged some really cute outfits, but I have to say that this one is unequivocally the cutest look I have ever done for a blog. The Munchkin avatar is a ND/MD SE available now @ Skin Fair and the outfit is offered as part of the Ember's Cauldron fund raiser for Elicio Ember, of Cerridwen's Cauldron, whose father has had medical problems. You can help by donating to the cauldrons in selected shops and by buying special items like the ones pictured here. Pick up a Shopping Hud at any of the stores to be taken swiftly to the other participating locations.


ND/MD is the home of unique avatars and wonderful skins and has been one of my favorite stores for a long time. The Cuties are unique in SL. The mesh avatar comes complete with huds that give you the choice of looking ages 12 months - 3 years , male or female and offers a variety of skintones, eye colors, and alpha masks to make these extremely easy to use. Cutie outfits and accessories are available at the store. While there, join the group for free goodies and latest news.

The Ember's Cauldron dress is called Charly and comes with 6 pastel background colors in a hud and also with an additional collar style in case Gramma comes over and worries that you might not be warm enough. The sandals are the cutest things I've seen in ages and come with an internal color change hud to match the dress. The dress will fit Toodledoo bodies and includes a special shape to use with your Cutie.

Simply Shelby makes wonderful mesh items for the home and garden. The Ember's Cauldron  offering, Fairy Blooms Garden, is a stone sided rectangular planter box full of spring flowers and butterflies. The default size is 8 li and it can be resized, as I have done for these pictures, without any texture distortion. At 20 li size, it's big enough to fill the space in front of my little cottage.



Hair ~ D!va Bambi resized to fit
Avatar ~ ND/MD Cutie Munchkin
Outfit ~ ND/MD Charly dress, undies, sandals and glasses
Shoes ~ Come with the dress



LINKS / FEEDS
Flickr ~ https://www.flickr.com/gp/130514533@N04/1ZZu60
Ember's Cauldron ~ https://soulsl.com/embers-cauldron/
Grid Syndicate ~ http://www.gridsyndicate.com
SL Bloggers ~ http://slbloggers.pl
SL Feed Plushttp://slfeedplus.blogspot.com

Friday, March 17, 2017

Weekend of March 17

Watch for Ember's Cauldrons in your favorite fantasy shops. One of SL's favorite creators of magical environments, Elicio Ember from Cerridwen's Cauldron, has given and given and is now on the receiving end
of the great cycle. His father has been ill and the medical bills are stacking up.  The fantasy creators who will
be bringing you Fantasy Faire in April have taken time out of their busy schedules to dedicate their talents to
help one of their own.
You can donate directly to the cauldrons or purchase special items with proceeds going to the charity fund.
Pick up a Shopping Hud at any of the stores to be taken swiftly to the other participating locations.
See my Dark Blog for details and SLURLS.

Fusion 101 This month's offerings are cute, colorful and comfortable. There are some free group gifts including this cute dress, Marisol 24 KT from Ana Markova. Most items are L$101 or less, so a new spring look is not going to ruin your budget.

The Purple Connection Fair I hope you like purple, because you're going to be seeing a lot of it in the next few months. Relay for Life, SL's favorite charity event, which raises donations for Cancer Research, uses purple as a unifying color. If you don't already have a wardrobe full of purples, visit the Purple Connection Fair. The event features 50L Specials, donation creations, gifts and many 50% discounted items, all in purple or trimmed with purple. Lots of gachas with all sorts of things in all sorts of colors, too.

Skin Fair  offers skins, shapes, makeup, tattoos, nails and just about anything else you need to make your avatar unique. The massive crowds of last weekend should have dissipated by now and you can actually get in and do some browsing. I'm wearing Catwa's Bento Exclusive head, Lona, and Belleza's Callie skin. Though many of the items will be available later in the designers' shops, Fair Exclusive items will only be available till March 26.

Hair ~ Wasabi Pills Skyler
Head ~ Catwa Bento Lona v2.12 ***
Skin ~ Belleza Callie
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Outfit ~ Ana Markova Marisol 24 KT [Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, TMP] **
Shoes ~ Ghee SS17 Strapped Wedges [15 strap colors, 4 woods] *
Jewelry ~ Moondance Boutique Bellisima rings [9 metals, 20 pearl colors, 10 stones] *
Nails ~ DanemarkZ Poof [10 colors / Maitreya, Omega] **

 * Available @ Designer Showcase
** Available @ Fusion 101
*** Available @ Skin Fair


LINKS / FEEDS
Flickr ~ https://www.flickr.com/gp/130514533@N04/1ZZu60
Grid Syndicate ~ http://www.gridsyndicate.com
SL Bloggers ~ http://slbloggers.pl
SL Feed Plushttp://slfeedplus.blogspot.com



Sunday, March 12, 2017

Designer Showcase Sweater Girl


Spring is peeking through in some places, but in others it's still snowy. I decided to take advantage of the skating pond one last time before the thaw.  This sweater and skirt combo from Entice fits the bill for transitioning from the chill of winter to the warmth of spring and I love the practical boots and socks. I always have one sock that just won't stay up! The scarf is optional.
There are color huds for everything so you can mix and match to your heart's content.


Hair ~ Truth Zoya VIP gift for March
Head ~ Catwa Bento Lona v2.12
Eyes ~ Dulce Secrets Destiny for Catwa
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Skin ~ Belleza Catwa skin Callie
Outfit ~ Entice Sweater Girl [10 colors each sweater, trim, skirt, scarf / Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Boots ~ Entice Sweater Girl Boots [10 colors for socks and boots / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, Tonic] *
Nails ~ DanemarkZ Pansy Smiles [10 colors / Maitreya, Omega] *


LINKS / FEEDS

Flickr ~ https://www.flickr.com/gp/130514533@N04/1ZZu60
Grid Syndicate ~ http://www.gridsyndicate.com
SL Bloggers ~ http://slbloggers.pl
SL Feed Plushttp://slfeedplus.blogspot.com

Photos ~ Storybrooke Gardens - A Winter's Tale

Friday, March 10, 2017

Azzy's Adventures @ Skin Fair

Warning: if you are a shopaholic or a skin addict, do NOT go to Skin Fair!

I was doing so well. I had wandered around looking, making notes, taking demos and had narrowed down a couple dozen possibilities to 4 items I really liked. I wore a nice outfit from Designer Showcase and looked like I meant business. I had no lag at the time I went.

I went home and opened the demo boxes... nothing I couldn't live without... and then it happened!
I tried the newest Catwa Bento head, Lona. It was nice, but I didn't have to have it... until I tried it with the Belleza Catwa Exclusive skin, Callie. I was Doomed!

Skin Fair offers 85 skin, makeup, tattoo and accessory stores in a 2-sim block. My chosen head and skin were on opposite ends of the event, with the dreaded sim crossing going across between them.
When I tried to return to purchase them I couldn't tp in. The event had officially opened and was packed!

When I finally did wiggle in, I bought my skin, but I couldn't cross the simline to get to the other section.
[There's a joke there somewhere: Why did the shopper cross the simline?...] I could see people on the other side of the simline bouncing off as they tried to get to where I was. It would have worked out if we'd been able to just switch places, but that was not to be.  I wanted to cry, but I prevailed. I got my head and my skin and I'm going home to collapse! You'll just have to wait to see my new look.

I'd suggest you go do some nice shopping someplace like Designer Showcase and wait a few days to try and get into Skin Fair.

Hair ~ Truth Zoya VIP group gift for March
Head ~ Lelutka Bento head Simone 2.6
Skin ~ Glam Affair Susan India
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 3.5
Outfit ~ DE Boutique EXCLUSIVE Aisha black and white set [Belleza, Matreya, Slink] *
Shoes ~ Lindy Pixie Black-Silver [Maitreya, Slink] *
Nails ~ DanemarkZ Pansy Smiles [10 colors / Maitreya, Omega] *
Jewelry ~ DE Boutique necklace (comes with the outfit) / Chop Zuey The Dark Dweller of Braj bracelets and earrings  *

*Available @ Designer Showcase

Designer Showcase logo


LINKS / FEEDS
Flickr ~ https://www.flickr.com/gp/130514533@N04/1ZZu60
Designer Showcase ~ https://designershowcase.wordpress.com/
Grid Syndicate ~ http://www.gridsyndicate.com
SL Bloggers ~ http://slbloggers.pl
SL Feed Plushttp://slfeedplus.blogspot.com